Trade & Industry Articles

Bill puts more hurdles in way of small business

.....   article dated May 2022 ...... Busybody Ombud more hindrance than help..... Small business development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has now tabled her controversial National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, having earlier sought comments...

PRASA still a hospital case

....  article dated May 2022..... The transport albatross…. where now? Reports now indicate that Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) is a total shambles with neither a strategic plan, nor the operating ability to service the public at large....

Barbara Creecy goes with Climate Change

….  article dated May 2022..... Bill gives business a compliance framework....... The Climate Change Bill has now been formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Barbara Creecy.  The aim of...

Taking the B-BBEE out of procurement

.....article May 2022...... New Bill adopts non racial approach.... Dean MacPherson, the DA’s shadow minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, states that the DA will be introducing a private member’s Bill, the Preferential Procurement Policy...

PRASA still a hospital case

....  article dated May 2022..... The transport albatross…. where now? Reports now indicate that Passenger Rail Agency...

Barbara Creecy goes with Climate Change

….  article dated May 2022..... Bill gives business a compliance framework....... The Climate Change Bill has now been formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Barbara Creecy.  The aim of...

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Taking the B-BBEE out of procurement

.....article May 2022...... New Bill adopts non racial approach.... Dean MacPherson, the DA’s shadow minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, states that the DA will be introducing a private member’s Bill, the Preferential Procurement Policy...

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Wordsmithing the Expropriation Bill

.....Article dated May 2022... Wordsmithing the Expropriation Bill... Defining and explaining the "nil" expropriation clause      In a recent meeting of the portfolio committee on public works currently engaged in debating the Expropriation Bill,...

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Small Enterprise Bill a big hurdle

......article dated 7 March 2022...... Hindrances with new Bill, not help.... Small business development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has now tabled her controversial National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, having earlier sought comments for...

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Land Court bill to speed up land reform

.......article dated 7 March 2022......  Debate coupled to Expropriation Bill .... On the backburner for a number of years but now under the parliamentary microscope is a long-awaited mechanism to provide assistance with the long backlog of land...

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B-BBEE Commission calls for non-compliance penalties

......  article dated 2 February 2022  ..... Commission says transformation too slow... A delegation from the B-BBEE Commission has told Parliament that far from satisfactory transformation results are being achieved by business and industry in...

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Minister Creecy introduces Climate Change Bill

.......... article dated 2 April 2022........ Parliament gets compliance framework The Climate Change Bill has now been formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Barbara Creecy, the aim of...

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Zikalala renews attack on judiciary

...... editorial  dated 2 April ......        Shifting the blame for failure..... It has happened again. Many have assumed that the disgraceful outpourings of Lindiwe Sisulu, who labelled the Constitution as an impediment in the way of the...

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Copyright Bill at provincial hearings stage

......article dated 5 October 2021..... Comments on final draft called for.... The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has now met on five separate occasions with the purpose of re-drafting portions of the Copyright Amendment Bill in order to...

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A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are beginning to happen at last.    If you can ignore the international breaking news endlessly pouring in with pictures of Putin’s...

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